Donna C. Jones, PhD

Member, Division of Plastic Surgery

Academic Affiliations

Assistant Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

UC Department of Surgery

Phone 513-803-0383


Translational: Using shape analysis, we are characterizing quantifiable growth curves of craniofacial shape in children from three dimensional photographs. Results from this project are intended for use by clinicians during repair or reconstruction of facial features in future pediatric patients.

Bench research: Working with in vitro cells and in vivo mouse models, the lab is examining how the interaction of muscle force influences the developing shape of bone, particularly in the mandible. Using a variety of cell markers, tension sensors, and morphological investigations, this research aims to improve our understanding of the cause of developmental abnormalities of the lower jaw, to hopefully reduce the need for surgeries and long hospital stays in children affected with these disorders.

BS: State University of New York, College at Fredonia, Fredonia, NY, 1995.

MS: University of Rochester, Rochester, NY, 1998.

PhD: University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2004.

PostDoc: Johns Hopkins, Baltimore, MD, 2007.

Bastidas N, Runyan CM, Jones DC, Taylor JA. Anatomic study of full facial and scalp allografts without cutaneous facial scars. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2013 Dec;47(6):528-31.

Jones DC, German RZ. Variation in Protein and Calorie Consumption Following Protein Malnutrition in Rattus norvegicus. Animals. 2013; 3(1), 33-44.

Rapp SJ, Jones DC, Billmire D, Taylor JA. Dissection in the subgaleal and subperiosteal plane: Implications on scalp wound healing. J Plast Surg Hand Surg. 2013 Jun;47(3):168-8.

Visscher M, Burkes S, Wickett R, Hammill A, Dasgupta R, Chute C, Elluru R, Patel M, Jones DC, Azizkhan R, Adams D. Use of Multimodal Quantitative Imaging to Determine Stage and Treatment Response of Infantile HemangiomasISSVA Sweden. 2012:235X-F7C6P8G9B4. 

Rapp SJ, Jones DC, Gerety P, Taylor JA. Repairing Critical-Sized Rat Calvarial Defects with Progenitor Cell-Seeded Acellular Periosteum: A Novel Biomimetic Scaffold. Surgery. 2012 Oct;152(4):595-604.

Jones DC, German RZ. Catch-up and targeted growth following variable duration protein restriction: effects on bone and body mass. J Morphol. 2011 April; 272(4):485-96.

Runyan CM, Jones DC, Bove K, Simpson D, Maercks RA, Taylor JA. Porcine Allograft Mandible Revitalization Using Autologous Adipose-Derived Stem Cells, Bone Morphogenetic protein-2, and Periosteum. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2010 May;125(5):1372-82.

Jones DC, Zelditch ML, Peake PL, German RZ. The effects of muscular dystrophy on the craniofacial shape of Mus musculus. J Anat. 2007 Jun;210(6):723-30.